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GeoJSON is becoming prevalent. I just came across an online site OGRE for converting a variety of vector formats to GeoJSON and vice versa. Formats supported include GeoJSON .json or .geojson ESRI Shapefile .shp, .dbf, and .shx KML / KMZ... Continue »
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Among some images from an alternative America we find creepy artifacts, like this one: Keep reading Liartown. And check your Netflix. Continue »
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Blog: MetaGrrrl
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After finding lots of good advice from other people online as I went through my process, I want to share my lessons in the hopes that they will help other authors realize their dream. The major sections of the life-cycle... Continue »
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Following up on that story about a zombie emergency alert prank, an audio file is now available for your listening pleasure. Consider this fine fodder for parties and music sampling. (thanks to Thomas Burkdall) Continue »
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Or so Silas House argues in a recent essay, "The Art of Being Still:" I’m not talking about the kind of stillness that involves locking yourself in a room with a laptop, while you wait for the words to come. We writers must learn how to become still in our... Continue »
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Today I'm pleased to share that Socialtext has gained a strategic investment by Bedford Funding ($1.4B PE firm) and will integrate with Peoplefluent. They are all gassed up and stepping on the accelerator. There is a strong strategic fit with... Continue »
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Tim McCormick points me to a Guardian article by Frank Speiser on "The science of social attention." (As as aside, let confess that I love the Guardian. I wish there was a paper in the United States that matched it.) Speiser argues that the old-fashioned tools of marketing are being... Continue »
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Blog: Shack Attack
Great news for the St. Louis PD; bad news for the movement: The first thing they did was the one that baffled me the most, at first: they gave the protesters nearly 36 hours notice, as opposed to the 20... Continue »
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Add your road closures to this map. We'll update here, too. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&authuser=0&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=207918639007223745572.0004abbcfd13f9b62a59d Continue »
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Blog: MetaGrrrl
[originally posted to my Expediter coaching blog] This is some good advice. As far as I am aware, the original is explained best here in the Tate Etc. magazine archive where the piece is identified as being Peter Fischli and... Continue »
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Publish quickly. The network rewards the first person to show up on the scene to describe what is going on, and it's important to get a version of that story underway promptly. via vielmetti.typepad.com Blogging... Continue »
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Every week at a2b3 I ask people to tell me about upcoming events. Here's this week's event calendar, mostly for events in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan. Note that it doesn't include every possible thing going on, just what people... Continue »
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Wayne Baker, Erik Hofer, Sam Shim and I had a delicious bi bim bop lunch at Kang's Korean (aka Coffee Break) on South U across from the Village Corner as the kickoff meeting for the Fall 2005 bi bim bop... Continue »
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That's not news. Is this news worthy... really? Who cares? How can writing so void of analysis and content, based on innuendo and false assumptions be so widely admired? Slow news day. Follow the money. There's a law which I... Continue »
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Due to extreme impacts of earthquake and tsunami on the Japanese electrical energy grid, power companies in Japan are putting into place scheduled outages to reduce their energy load. Sources Nikkei: Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) and Tohoku Electric Power... Continue »
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Blog: Megnut
If there's some way you read this site but you don't read my husband's, you should know that he's launched a new web app called Stellar. The story is here on kottke.org if you're interested. I'm totally addicted to the... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Via Jessamyn West comes this great Amy Poehler interview where she talks about how people who work in local governments really do hate the library. "People who work in the library think they are so much better than everyone else.... Continue »
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Blog: MetaGrrrl
"The writing of complete sentences for aural pleasure as well as news is going the way of the playing of musical instruments – it’s becoming a speciality rather than a means most people have to a little amateur, unselfconscious enjoyment.... Continue »
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